Once upon a time there was a young boy. He rushed from one rainbow to another searching for a pot of gold at the end of every pretty rainbow. He could not get proper guidance from anyone in his great quest for gold.
Finally. he got tired of being adventures and agreed to do what his fore-fathers had done. He agreed to take up his father’s profession. He started to beg seated on a box.
One day a passer-by asked him: “What is inside the box on which you are seated?” The beggar replied: “I don’t know. I have never opened the box. My father has sat on this box and begged. My grandfather too had sat on this same box and begged. So, I am continuing their tradition … and doing exactly as I had seen them do.”
Now the passer-by probed and insisted that the beggar must open the box at once and satisfy his curiosity … about the contents of the box on which he was seated. This insistence and questioning attitude of the passer-by tickled and activated the inherent curiosity of the beggar. So, he listened to the voice of the passer-by and opened the box.
Lo and behold! The box was filled with gold coins. The grandfather of the beggar had sat on the box begging … and had lived and died as a beggar. The father of the beggar had sat on the box begging … and had lived and died as a beggar. The tradition of poverty, begging and suffering, worry had all been handed down from one generation to the other … with an unnecessary amount of pain, worry and suffering.
Why did no one in the beggar’s family think of opening the box? Actually, that is human nature and obeys Newton’s Law: “A body at rest will continue to be at rest” … what is the rest of that law? “… unless it is acted upon by an external force. After which the body will start its motion and will remain in motion …. Once again until it is acted upon by an external force … very powerful law …
What does the box of gold coins have to do with us? The passer-by? The Newton’s Law?
Each one of us has within us as a God-given gift all that we need to create for ourselves the most beautiful lives that we can imagine. Dreams are given to us to wake us up and work towards accomplishing what we had visualized.
However, like the beggar, we get caught in the invisible mind programming and follow the examples of our father and grandfather without questioning whether times have changed and should we not change what we do … too?
It is true that each of us needs a passer-by, a Mentor in our lives, who will ask us the right questions, give us no “right” answers, make us seek our own answers, stay at our side and be patient with us … Mentors who will “edu-care” us … draw forth from within us the gifts, talents and leadership qualities and inborn qualities that God gave us … together with training us to inculcate winners’ habits. Mentors who will remain with us through thick and thin, through good times and bad … until we open our box of gold coins.
In days gone by India was famous for its gurukuls where the Gurus did just the above Edu-caring … not modern education which gives all the “right” answers and makes us into robots for the factory of rich employers … but the real edu-care and drawing forth from within great leadership qualities and success principles to lead a simple, good life with great peace of mind, lots of free time, good health and great wealth.
Now the Newton’s Law: When you start something good under the guidance of a great Mentor, you will continue to grow and progress … till u allow external (negative) forces to stop your progress. Life is simple but not easy. Be patient for 3 to 5 years as opening yourself is not an easy task: because the enemy is within … and the greatest obstacle to your progress is … you got it … YOU!
Keep smiling. Have hope. Trust your Guru and Mentor: allow yourself the time you need to listen, learn, edu-care and grow wealthy with respect to free time, better health and dream-like income streams.
Life is great fun and the learning by doing experimenting and making mistakes under the sharp eyes of the team of Mentors is very satisfying.
Of course, there is one condition: you must agree to share the knowledge, teachings and good things you acquire with others around you and learn how to become a Mentor yourself. Come join the team of India Gurus and Mentors: age is not a deterrent: as young as 18 years, as old as you are: both are great.
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About the Author: Dr. Naseem Mariam Ph.D. (Acu) heals people using Alternative therapies for over 10 years now. Earlier, she has worked for 24 years as a Senior Software Manager in Wipro and Aricent Technologies in design and testing of applications and systems, managing large projects for customers worldwide. During 2001 – 2003, she wrote many articles on self-development, personal health, project management, and customer satisfaction. Revisiting that treasure trove and republishing those articles. She has authored an eBook called “Project Serenity – How to gain happiness and peace” and 3 books on Lifestyle and Wellness: “Serene Wellness: Daily Practise in 7 Areas”, “Belly Loss Blueprint: Come N.E.A.R. Vibrant Health” with its companion “Belly Loss Habits: Workbook to Vibrant Health”.